President Donald Trump Goes On Road Trip To Sell Tax Reform Plan

31 August, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Garry Little
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"I don't want to be disappointed by Congress", Trump said in Springfield, Mo. He says Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is likely the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate up for reelection in 2018.

With his domestic policy agenda stalled amid Republican infighting and his approval rating at just 35 percent, Trump will make his first presidential speech specifically on tax reform, one of his key 2016 campaign promises. He called this a "once in a generation opportunity to deliver real tax reform for every day hard working Americans".

Trump's plan was light on details, but centered around four ideas: simplifying the tax code, cutting corporate taxes, giving tax relief to middle-class families and repatriating trillions of dollars now parked overseas.

"It is unfair that the wealthy and highly connected few who can afford an army of lobbyists, accountants and lawyers are getting special treatment in the tax code", the aide said. "Disadvantages normal Americans while benefitting special interests".

Trump quipped that his proposal to do away with loopholes may not be preferable to wealthy people like him and the owner of the Loren Cook Company, but portrayed it as the right thing to do for workers.

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When Trump made the initial Tweet a month ago, it drew the ire of both parties, civil rights advocates and the LGBT community. Staff Sergeant Schmid said, "I love serving my country, which I've been doing for more than 12 years".

"I believe this administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions that exist in our communities", Cohn told the Financial Times in a striking rebuke of a president by one of his top advisers. And we're both OK with it. "We are united in our determination to get this done". He said it would provide tax relief for middle-class families, boost economic growth, and bring business back to the US. While some believe that timeline is aggressive under any circumstance, Republicans also have numerous other challenges lying in their path.

"This is an area on which I'm optimistic President Trump and I will find common ground", she said in a statement to the Washington Post over the weekend.

The White House is dodging questions about the details, which will decide the plan's fate.

Capitol Hill Republicans have struggled to craft the tax reform legislation that accomplishes the goals they share with the president, including cutting taxes while not increasing deficits and debt. Roy Blunt, Gov. Eric Greitens, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson and members of the state's congressional delegation.

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